Victim Not Found

Suspect arrested in shooting incident

by Wes Mayer

A man suspected of a shooting in late June was arrested on Monday.

On June 30 around 2:11 p.m. Newnan Police Department officers investigated reports of a shooting on Savannah Street, but neither the victim or suspect were found.

Officer Abraham Bordeaux spoke to the victim’s mother on Savannah Street, and she said that her son, Stanford Watley, 22, had fled the the scene due to an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to appear in court. After an argument, Watley had apparently been shot in the side by Kendrick Martin, 25, who also fled the scene, and Watley was driven to his home on Gay Street by a friend. The friend later arrived on the scene and told officers where Watley was driven, according to authorities.

Officers could not find Watley later at his home, but witnesses later told officers that Watley must not have been wounded because he was seen jumping over the back fence of his mother’s house. Sgt. Marcos Gonzalez with the NPD did find a .25 caliber bullet casing on the scene at Savannah Street, and nearby hospitals were notified about Watley’s possible wound.

Watley has not yet been arrested for failure to appear, but NPD found and arrested Martin on Monday and charged him with aggravated assault with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.



More Local

Youth learn dangers of distracted driving

During a local training session, Coweta County youth received an abundance of advice on how to drive safely, how to make the right choices b ... Read More


Suspects on trial for human trafficking, child molestation

This week, two men indicted on charges of human trafficking for sexual servitude and aggravated child molestation are on trial in Coweta Cou ... Read More


Newnan Carnegie Library celebrates five-year anniversary

The Newnan Carnegie Library celebrated its fifth anniversary this week with a special presentation, “Walk Down Memory Lane.” &ld ... Read More


‘KKK’ painted on stop signs in Arnco

Seven stop signs and one dead-end sign in the Arnco community in west Coweta were painted with “KKK” over the weekend. The Cowet ... Read More


Rig overturns on interstate

A tractor-trailer driver was injured early Tuesday along I-85 near the Newnan exit when his truck overturned and landed on its side. Around ... Read More

Coweta County Superior Court indictments

Grand jury sessions for Coweta County Superior Court are now being held monthly due to the large volume of cases. Previously grand jury sess ... Read More